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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports received by the BHPA are available in summary form on this page. If you're looking for reports of formal investigations undertaken in the case of a serious incident, please visit our Incident Reports (formal investigations) page.

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

The BHPA incident reports database is fully searchable. To refine your search you can specify a particular wing type and select "or" or "and". For example, if you want to search for paraglider incidents at Hay Bluff, for best search results select paraglider from the drop down list and the "and" option.

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If available, total hours flown and hours flown in the previous six months are included below, with the latter displayed in brackets.

There are 3169 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
25.08.2003 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
Novice



UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Airwave
Wave

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Emergency chute deployed accidentally while student was trying to access speed bar.

Fr r shoulder
24.08.2003 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
P



Corndon Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Paraglider

Wing:
Gradient
Onyx

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot misjudged approach to top landing and landed heavily on downwind leg.

Fr wrist
23.08.2003 Male

Age:
20

Rating:
CP



Brant Side,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Pheron

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Pilot assumed other pilot would give way leading to mid air.

None
21.08.2003 Female

Age:
21

Rating:
CP



Laragne,
France

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Fiesta

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Pilot crashed after encountering a thermal on landing approach.

Concussion,fr vertebrae (2, compressed), fr arm.
20.08.2003 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
CP



Milk Hill,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Ultralite
Makalu

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
No details available

Fr left wrist.
16.08.2003 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
AP



Mercury,
UK

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Litespeed 4

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

None
16.08.2003 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
P



Darley Moor,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Avian
Amour

Launch Type:
Aero Tow
Pilot released from aerotow due to oscilations. Flew into large pile of poo on landing!

Multiple fractures to left humerus.
15.08.2003 Female

Age:
54

Rating:
CP



Crow Hall,
UK

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Variable
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Sky Hook
Gypsy Small

Launch Type:
Winch Tow
Student went off line on tow then spiralled into ground.

Fatal.
12.08.2003 Male

Age:
33

Rating:
Novice



Rudlers North,
UK

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Prima

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Student put foot in rabbit hole after landing.

Fr ankle
10.08.2003 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
P



Col De La Forclaz,
France

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
No details available

Fr skull, parietal, concussion, lacerated elbow.
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Last updated: 12 June 2024

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